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INDI Library v1.8.1 Released (09 Sep 2019)

Monthly maintenance release INDI v1.8.1

New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

1 month 3 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #43475
Nice, good job on making this progress! For your next steps I suggest to critically review your focus procedure. Especially the M 31 image is out of focus. This is not meant to put you down but as a suggestion for making even more progress. Keep up the good work!!!

Wouter

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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by Acapulco Rolf.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #43481
lol, good spot

I was just waiting for someone to call out the poor focus outcome on M31 :)

That was my very first attempt /night out with new equipment, software and hardware, so lot's of experimenting, trial, error, sweat, tears etc

On that night, I accepted my poor manual focus effort until I got my auto focuser attached the following week

Anyhoo, better focus on M31 was achieved on the 14th/15th September outing - motorised focuser now attached :)
(DIY ASCOM compliant focuser)

M31 taken September 14/15 (stellarmate/ekos/kstars/raspberry pi 4)
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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by wvreeven.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #43484
Haha sorry to be that one person. Great new shot of M 31!!! And good to see that your DIY ASCOM compliant focuser also is a DIY INDI compliant focuser!


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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #43488
Thanks :)

The indi driver for my focuser was pushed to the indilib git just yesterday

In the mean time, I'm operating my focuser as an ASCOM device via Windows 10 over bluetooth (eek)

I've not yet figured out how to deploy the latest indilib build on top of my stellarmate install

I followed the nightly build install steps on the page below but I could not see the new focus driver as a selectable equipment option via ekos
indilib.org/download.html

Still figuring this out...

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1 month 3 weeks ago 1 month 3 weeks ago by Megiddo.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #43491

wvreeven wrote: Nice, good job on making this progress! For your next steps I suggest to critically review your focus procedure. Especially the M 31 image is out of focus. This is not meant to put you down but as a suggestion for making even more progress. Keep up the good work!!!

Wouter


In what spot/area... It looks good to me. I ask just so I can improve too. FYI, I have to use my bahtinov mask instead of the focus module. Still use it to adjustment my focus in/out... but the code doesn't like any donuts, it tends to fail.

Edit: Tried again last night. Thought I'd give it a shot. I had a star in pretty good focus, hoping it would move in/out and settle on focus. But instead it focused out till it was a big donut and failed. Go home focuser module, you're drunk! :)

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